The worldwide web has no shortage of travel bloggers and influencers, and we love exploring their sites and scouring their posts for travel-inspo, insider tips, and top picks for resorts, eateries, and activities. Today’s bloggers and influencers are wealths of knowledge and are often as valuable to us in our vacation research as any magazine or guide book. The best in the business have smartly written content, stunning photos, and unique points of view. There are literally hundreds of amazing blogs and accounts out there, but here are some of our favorites:
A travel site aimed towards women, The Blonde Abroad consistently ranks among the world’s top travel blogger lists. And with good reason- Keirsten, the woman behind this behemoth of a blog, quit a career in corporate finance to become a world traveler. She has since traveled to 70 countries, documenting her adventures on this travel blog that’s as informative as it is stunning. From packing tips to a special section on female travel, to gorgeous photos (and even tips on how to take them), this is one of our favorite sites to satisfy the wanderer in all of us.
For those who love adventure and adrenaline rushes, this influencer is for you. An Emmy-Nominated Host, Producer, Speaker, Writer, and Photographer, Rachel Rudwall, AKA Rachel Roams, has become famous for her outside-of-the-ordinary travels. From climbing Kilimanjaro to paragliding with a hawk, there doesn’t seem to be anything that this social media maven won’t do. Her account is filled with photos and stories of ice climbing (while simultaneously shooting a PBS show, no less), SCUBA diving cage-free with bull sharks, and adventures throughout the seven continents. A seasoned communicator, Rachel and her excursions have been featured on Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Expedia, and Marie Claire Magazine. She also has been seen hosting for Travel Channel, HLN and ABC, TIME, Inc. and Mashable.
If you’re favorite spots on the globe include South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Latin Flyer is the perfect site for you. Founded by Mark Chesnut, a seasoned travel writer with more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager, (he’s worked with some of the biggest titles in the business including: Business Traveler, Caribbean Travel + Life, Latin Trade, Latin Business Chronicle, Luxury Latin America, the Miami Herald, Travel + Leisure Mexico and the inflight magazines of Aeromexico, AirTran Airways, American Eagle, LAN Airlines, Mexicana Airlines and TACA, to name a few), Latin Flyer features exclusive travel trips, reviews, photos and travel videos. One of our favorite things about this blog, is that, unlike many others, it’s firmly focused on just one region. Additionally, it offers fresh content and helpful tips that make planning your jaunt South of the border a breeze.